Look at all this wonderful and useful Eye Candy!!!! Frogs and dishes to hold all your sewing implements, paint brushes, pen and pencils or anything that your find to be housed in these wonderful finds. More listed in my Etsy Shop.
I just love these floral frogs and dishes. Putting them together is as fun as collecting them.
As for their history-that is a little of a mystery. They came into existence in the 14th century in Japan. They were used to assist with floral arranging. There are some sources that they were brought into existence in the 16th century in Europe. But Japan was the starting point for these glass gems. There is no documentation as to why they are called frogs. There are some recerences to it could possibly be because they sit in water....Most frogs are not marked by a year prior to the late 1870. Frogs come in all kinds of materials. Mostly glass, but they can be made out of ceramics, there are metal frogs too. Some of the frogs are figurines and they add to the floral decoaration. No matter how they came up with the name-it is also quite the mystery on how they moved from floral arranging to holding implements. Possibly a busy floral arranger used them to put their pencile or even their brushes and it took off. No matter what, when or how-these pieces are always a unique addition to any sewing nest.
Well-off to wrangle trim and linen. Hope you have a wonderful December and may you say Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit on the first to ensure good luck for the month....